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📝 Club Statement: Abusive chanting and anti social behaviour

10 October 2022

At Exeter City we’re proud of our fans – there’s nothing in the world quite like hearing St James Park in full voice.

But there’s a distinct line which is drawn between support of our team and sexist or racist chanting and abuse.

Recent matches have seen a minority of supporters shouting abuse at opposition staff and players and this will not be tolerated by the club.

In one specific incident, chanting was directed at a female member of the opposition staff by men and boys in the Big Bank and this is unacceptable. Our club is a family club, every person is welcome here and we expect all fans to treat everyone with respect.

Please stop abusive chants.

Keep it loud, but keep it proud. Do not shout or chant something you would not like shouted at your own mother, wife, partner, girlfriend, sister or daughter. If you persist you may be ejected from the ground, banned from the stadium and potentially liable for criminal investigation. The club will also be liable to fines from the FA.

We believe respect is the collective responsibility of everyone involved in football and as a proud, supporter-owned, community-based, family football club we aim to create a fair, safe and enjoyable environment for everyone to enjoy the game.

We know this is a minority of fans and for those who sing and enjoy every game, we want you to help us to stamp out this offensive behaviour. If you hear something that you believe is unacceptable, then take action.

Report any incident to a steward as soon as you hear it. You can text anonymously: HELP ECFC  62277.

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